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yes. and it's things that you learn, we usually outlive our dogs and every time you get a new one, you have skills to teach them. >> one of the programs is training program and it's staffed by a member of the community and one of the programs she has is dog socialization. >> we started this program for canine socialization. and all the dogs available for adoption get to play for two hours. and it's a time for them to get incredible exercise and play with other dogs and we have remedial socialization. and it's incredible the dogs and they get exercise and run
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and tumble and when most adopters come to look in the afternoon, they are quiet and settled. >> and i want come and someone sees a dog and loves it, it's quick. and after three weekends, i saw him and he connected and i connected and came back. >> what is your experience of working with the animals? >> unbelievable. from the guy that is came to the house and everyone here, they are friendly and knowledge believe and -- knowledgeable and they care about the animals. >> and it's a great place to visit and look at the animals and maybe fall in love and take one home. and look at our grooming
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program and volunteer program and many say, hey, this chairperson mar: good afternoon, everyone. the meeting will come to order. this is the regular meeting of the land use and economic development committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. to my right is supervisor wein er. to my left is the vice president of the committee, supervisor cohen.
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>> items acted upon to they will appear on the march 8 board of supervisors agenda, unless otherwise stated. chairperson mar: i would like to thank the staff from as a treaty before broadcasting us, as they always do. i want to alert the audience that items four and five will be continued at the request of the authors. item four has been requested to continue to next week. item five, supervisor avalos has asked to continue to the call of the chair. items four and five will not be heard today. >> item 1, a reciprocal easement agreement for 10051700 to st.
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for affordable -- for 150 and 170 otis street for affordable housing. >> john updike, acting director. pleasure to be here. in july of 2010, the mayor and board unanimously approved a resolution 288.10, which authorized the long-term ground lease of 150 otis street, as the result of an rfp process with swords to plowshares and chinatown community development board this significant building, which will be adapted into 45 units of affordable housing for homeless, low-income veterans. the project is called veterans' commons.
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in order for chinatown cdc to begin construction on the $33 million project, a joint use of some of the service areas between 150 otis and the offices of 170 had to be defined. this would authorize the execution of a declaration establishing reciprocal easements and restrictions. i know that is very exciting. that is the stuff we do. that sets forth the operating guidelines for joint use of the area on this map buy easements and restrictions. i have highlighted in yellow 150 of this. -- otis. there are joint uses, both subterranean and at surface. as these rights that are granted are considered by my office to be roughly equivalent to the wrights received in the
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reciprocal declaration, no money shall change hands as a result of the agreement. each party mutually benefits. we have representatives from the mayor's office of housing, chinatown cdc. chairperson mar: is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we move this forward with a positive recommendation with the objection? -- without objection? thank you. >> item two, ordinance ordering the jurisdictional transfer and sale of city property at ocean avenue and phelan avenue.
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>> john updike, real-estate division. this project has quite a long history. i will give you the recent version, give you some context of what is before you today. on december 4, 2008, a final environmental impact report and monitoring program of the balboa park area station plan, was adopted by the planning commission. in may of 2009, the board of supervisors and mayor approval of the plan took effect.
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the parcel is located just west of the intersection of phelan and ocean. the funding source is tax increment financing. assure you a closer look at this plan. included with this is a summary vacation and jurisdictional transfer of land from dpw to sfmta, which facilitates the sale to redevelopment and allows sfmta to receive the proceeds. dpw for illegally quinces their interest -- full rely relinquis
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their interest in a road which was never built. combined with regional and federal funding sources, we will have over $12 million in committed funds, and required local match for the bus loop reconfiguration project and adjacent improvements, which will become a reality. the sale includes appropriate reservations for necessary utility uses, and a provision to grant necessary pedestrian access and emergency apparatus access the easements to facilitate the housing development. the actions before you today, the summary vacation, the jurisdictional transfer, the sale for affordable housing, and the granting or reserving of easements are consistent with the general plan, according to the planning department, and consistent with the final environmental impact report of the balboa park station area plan.
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the agency commission and the sfma board approved -- sfmta board approved the purchase. this will enable the construction of the 71-unit affordable housing project above ground. the project will serve primarily families and emancipated you currently in foster care. -- youth currently in foster care. we will be back with the legislation necessary to make this happen to further the plan. all partners in the venture are represented your today. sfmta, the mayor's office, from heights, and others. we are all happy to answer any questions you might have.
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chairperson mar: we have someone from the ocean avenue collaborative and from the bernal heights neighborhood center. mr. ho? >> my name is william ho. i am a senior project manager at the borough heights neighborhood center. -- at the bernal heights neighborhood center. i am reading this letter in support of a jurisdictional transfer and sale of city property, ocean avenue and phelan avenue. much needed rental units for families, youth transferring
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from foster care, and others. in addition to adding to the vibrancy and diversity of our neighborhood, i am looking to increase foot traffic, supporting retail, the possible farmers market, a site for a family festival, and more. they have presented the proposed plan on numerous occasions at well-publicized community meetings. the input on the community was given consideration, and changes were made to the extent possible to respond to the concerns. by way of reference, i have been a resident for more than 32 years. i am currently co-chair of the revitalization collaborative, a member of the p
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thank you. chairperson mar: thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am the project manager at the ocean avenue revitalization collaborative. our organization recently formed the community benefit district on ocean avenue. on behalf of the organization, i would like to say we highly support this project and would like to see the line transferred so this project can move forward. there is a lot of space that is not being fully utilized to its fullest. this will help enhance the commercial district as well as bring affordable housing in the community as well as san francisco. please accept this and move this project forward.
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thank you. chairperson mar: mr. weaver? >> good afternoon. i think the real estate department person did a good job of describing this as a complex situation. we have been building toward this approval for 10 years. in has been in length of time it took from the start of the balboa area plan to its approval by the city. before that, there was a proposal to build a senior housing at the phelan youth. it was fought by the city college, who argued the should be a gateway to the college. we included a public open space which would serve as a gateway and some affordable housing. the loop in its current
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configuration has done a wonderful job of blighting big sections of the neighborhood. this is gone to be an improvement. i urge you to move it forward to the full board. thank you. chairperson mar: is there anyone else from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. if i could talk to somebody from the mayor's office and out of housing -- it looks like there is a city college bookstore as they expand as well. just a general feel for how this so soon moment and -- socioeconomic and age population will fit into the area. >> i am the director of housing
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development at the mayor's office of housing. it is a very integrated plan. there is the affordable housing parcel, which is gone to be sold to the redevelopment agency. 70 units of transition at age housing. i think it was a good synergy because of the location right next to city college for transition-age youth to be taking advantage of these educational opportunities, as well as the family housing, given the composition of the neighborhood and the dire need for affordable housing. the entrance to housing is right here. that opens to the open space plaza. we were recently successful in getting a transportation for livable community grant for that open space, to build it out as public open space. as mr. updike points out, it is the gateway to the new expanded city college campus. people that are getting off at
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the bus, be accessible stop on ocean, were able to walk into the campus. the current loop is going to be relocated around the fire station. mta will be working toward that once the sale goes through. the buses will be turning on ocean, stopping here. it is a liver station for the buses, pulling over to continue their way. we believe it is a great use of transportation, transit-oriented development because of this location, and its access to all the muni lines, affordable housing. there will be a new grocery store across leigh avenue that will be developed by avalon. they are 174 units of market- rate housing, right across the avenue extension.
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the walkable grocery opportunity for the residents. it is just great. chairperson mar: thank you. and thanks to the ocean avenue revitalization group. this sounds wonderful. colleagues, if there are no other questions, can we move this forward with a positive recommendation, without objection? thank you. can you call the next item? >> item 3, amending the planning code to allow impact fees for afford to buy it -- for affordable housing. supervisor cohen: this is pretty simple. it clarifies the criteria for affordable housing projects seeking a waiver from development impact fees in adopted plan areas. the ordinance would apply specifically to the tincon --
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rincon hill, balboa park, and visitation valley areas. currently, affordable housing that receive support from a city housing agency, would not be subject to developer impact fees. the specific language is the product of coordination with staff from the planning department, the mayor's office of housing, and affordable housing developers. right now, i think planning staff is going to make a quick presentation. thanks. >> steve wortheim, department staff. i worked with supervisor maxwell's office the previous year to develop this legislation. the change is being proposed to remove the planning commission discretion over the waiver.
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it provides a as a right if it meets the criteria. the affordable housing -- is now would apply to all housing units below 80% of the area median income, as long as those units are subsidized by the san francisco housing authority or redevelopment agency. we are maintaining that these units must be subsidized in a manner -- in a manner which maintains a portability for no less than 55 years. i am happy to answer any questions about the details of the resolution. chairperson mar: with no other questions, let's open as for public comment. is there any? cheryl atoms from the city attorney's office. -- adams from the city attorney's office. >> this piece of legislation is part of a much larger package that went to the board last year. it was determined at that time that a handful of the areas were
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left out of the legislation. it was amended. that peace was severed out and send back through the planning process-- piece was severed out and sent back to the planning process. by law, there are things that have to be adopted by planning. there has to be a finding of consistency with the general plan. here, and that is accomplished by reference to the housing elements of affordable housing legislation. the eight priority policies -- you have probably seen this in a lot of legislation -- of the general plan. i will not go through all of them. it is things like not impede in commuter traffic, maintaining neighborhood character, diverse economic base, etc. planning did not hear this second piece because they had already heard the larger piece of it. the board needs to indicate that
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those findings are being made and that there is conformity with the plan. it is a pretty straight forward and more of a technical thing that needs to go into legislation. you should all have copies in front of you. that is what this minor change does. it is not a minor change. it is a couple of pages long. but it is fairly straight forward in that sense. chairperson mar: thank you. why don't we open this up for public comment at this time? is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? great. let's close public comment. ms. cohen, would you like to make a motion on this item? supervisor cohen: a a thank you. i would like to make a motion to move this apparent -- i would like to make a motion for us to vote on this. chairperson mar: without
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objection. on the amended resolution, move forward with a positive resolution without objection. and you. i mentioned earlier that four items f -- that four item four, at the urging of the mayor's office, we are continuing that for a week. item five is continued to the call of the chair at the urging of supervisor avalos. >> we need to hold public comment on them. item four, amending the planning code to declare the development impact. chairperson mar: is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, item four public comment is closed. without objection, we are moving this -- continuing this item for one week.
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please call item five. >> hearing on san francisco local hiring policy for construction and related matters. chairperson mar: is there anyone from the public that would like to speak on item 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we continue that to the call of the chair without objection? thank you. please call item six. >> hearing to review various avenues for increasing local hiring on non-public work projects. chairperson mar: thank you. on this item, i am looking to see -- we do not have a supervisor avalos here, or anyone from this office. >> this is supervisor mirkarimi's. chairperson mar: on the run as usual. we are on item six. ms. amara has already called the
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item. thank you for getting your so quickly. supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. i wanted to motivate this hearing because of all the great work that has been done by members of the board of supervisors and the elected family in furthering the goals of local hiring and first best source hiring -- first-source hiring in san francisco. after great deliberation and fanfare, advanced and led by supervisor avalos, on mandatory local hiring, questions remain about whether the other areas of the city that we can do to buttress mandatory local hiring. for example, in the mandatary local hiring legislation that did not pass a couple months ago, it affects for the most
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part public utilities commission project and airport projects. it does not affect redevelopment projects or part -- port projects. when you subtract the possibilities of where we could potentially innovate and legislate our requirement of those who want to do business and the city, it would extend into the hundreds of thousands potential of jobs for the people of san francisco. so this hearing is designed as informational, but it is to learn for the next steps if we want to legislate for those opportunities are -- where those opportunities are in the public- sector side and the private side, that would be able to influence and compile those companies, businesses, and
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contracts that should reflect a strong, binding local hiring goal. i have asked a number of the principal players within the city family to help participate in this discussion that they have been absolutely essential in moving forward recent legislation with mandatory local hiring. several years earlier, i had commissioned an audit through the comptroller and a budget analyst, two different documents on reforming how workforce is done in san francisco. we have learned through the audit that the city spends upward of $55 million a year toward workforce endeavors and that there has been little accountability built in between the nine different city departments who were responsible for administering that sun --
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that some of money. some departments are doing a better job than others. the net effect was that we were not putting many san franciscans to work or getting them trained in a way that one would expect for that investment that was routine for the city on workforce. the aftermath of that lead into legislation that helped reform how we spend some of those dollars to try to synthesize the tens of millions that would go into work force placement and training of economic and weekend work force development. that happened about three years ago. the idea was to help take some dollars out of departments that were not subordinate to the board of supervisors and try to put those dollars and funnel it back into oewd. it has been under the supervision of rhonda simmons,
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we will hear from. some departments have been very cooperative and letting those dollars go. others have not. this is an evolutionary process in us trying to make sure that we are getting the best return for our investment from all the city departments tasked and funded with work force. first source was something the city used to stand by in terms of making sure that those who contract with san francisco and public contracts are doing their best to hire locally. this is a predecessor to mandatory local hiring. it was not under oewd, but was an island in itself. the people who had run that had left the city. it